Water retail licence variation application – Wattle Range Council
- Project Released: 10 Sep 2021
- Project Closes: Dec 2021
- Contact: Jessica O'Riley
The Commission has received an application from the Wattle Range Council to vary its existing water industry retail licence to include the operation of the Community Wastewater Management Scheme (CWMS) located at Beachport.
Current status is Initiate
The Commission has received an application from the Wattle Range Council for a variation to its water industry retail licence in accordance with the Water Industry Act 2012 (WI Act). The applicant is seeking to vary its existing water industry retail licence to include the operation of the Community Wastewater Management Scheme (CWMS) located at Beachport.
In assessing a water retail licence variation application, the Commission considers the application against the relevant licensing provisions set out in the WI Act. It will also have regard to its primary objective under the Essential Services Commission Act 2002, being the protection of the long-term interests of South Australian consumers with respect to the price, quality and reliability of essential services, and other factors as they apply to the Commission’s role as an economic regulator of the South Australian water and sewerage service industry.
In making its assessment, the Commission consults with other regulators, including the Technical Regulator, SA Health, the Environmental Protection Authority and the Department for Environment and Water, which have regulatory roles in the water and sewerage service industry.
The application submitted by the Wattle Range Council is subject to a public consultation period closing on 8 October 2021. Interested parties wishing to make a submission on the application should prepare a submission, which addresses the criteria noted above.